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You Can't Have Your Freedom for Free!

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The gates to the paddock are being closed and there remains only a small chance that humanity will escape in sufficient number to be able to make a difference. Freedom is elusive and can only be kept when people are fully aware. Some cannot look because they might see the reality and then they would have to take responsibility for what they see and what they must do.

Freedom is NOT free. It can only be maintained with sufficient knowledge and awareness. The words to a song sung by Rush, one of my favorite rock groups from the 70's, have stuck with me for these many years:

You can't have something for nothing;
you can't have your freedom for free.
You won't get wise with the sleep still in your eyes
no matter what your dreams might be.
You can't just vote and think that somehow that confers on you some kind of automatic freedom. If you watch and listen closely to the world around you, you can discover a reality that is vital to your human nature: Freedom. You were meant to be free but you have been subtly programmed to accept illusions. Even the most intelligent people can be deluded so don't think that you are immune to propaganda and illusion.

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In the movie, Matrix, the producers have shown us an allegory for the reality of our world. They use a sci-fi genre to show that we live in illusion so that The Machines can extract energy from us. Early in the movie, Morpheus is speaking to Neo:

Morpheus: I imagine right now you feel a bit like Alice, tumbling down a rabbit hole.

You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees and expecting to wake up. You're here because you know something that you can't explain, but you feel it. There is something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it is there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?"

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Neo: "The Matrix."

Morpheus: "Do you want to know what it is? The matrix is everywhere, it is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or turn on your television set. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth: That you are a slave, Neo, like everyone else, you were born into a prison that you cannot see, that you cannot smell, or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

"Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

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"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. Take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.

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